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Aug 04, 2008 08:56 |  #16

This is part of developing a positive relationship IMO. I have never covered a wedding where someone in the wedding party did not make sure I ate or brought me a plate. That is my experience.


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Aug 04, 2008 08:57 |  #17

I fully expected to feed all of the vendors who I hired for my wedding. In fact, I set a table just for them so they could have a place to sit and rest for a moment. I think it would have been incredibly rude of me to not offer them food and drink.


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Aug 04, 2008 09:12 |  #18

i eat when im asked or when food is provided. if not, i find some chow and a corner. :)

i think it is perfectly acceptable for vendors to "refuel".




  
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Aug 04, 2008 09:18 |  #19

At our wedding we fed the DJ, photographer, video guy, keep them happy and you'll end up with a better end product ;)


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Aug 04, 2008 09:26 as a reply to  @ tchan's post |  #20

I mainly worked with wedding consultants when I shot weddings and we (myself and assistants) always ate but never with the guests. We ate in either another room or in the kitchen and sometimes it was just sandwiches and because most of the weddings I shot were continuous music it was usually very late before we ate.




  
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Aug 04, 2008 09:37 |  #21

At my wedding, we expected to feed the photo and DJ, it was a buffet style so not so formal but the photog was working hard and deserves a break...It was the least we could to. He did wait until everyone else was eating first so he could get some photos, but we didnt require him to. I remember asking him if he ate yet and if not, go get something...

Has any photog here asked and actually been denied?


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Aug 04, 2008 09:42 |  #22

The photographer I work with gets meals (I'm pretty sure it's in the contract). Depending on the venue, we get the same meal as the rest of the guests or a "vendors meal," which consists of bad sandwiches, chips, and brownies. A lot of the time, one photographer will eat while the other is catching moments.

When I go out on my own, feeding will be part of the contract. It takes me about 15 minutes or less to eat dinner, so I don't think asking too much. And having a good meal before going is crucial, but I still find myself famished by the time the portraits are over. I would be eating an entire box of granola bars if that was the only nourishment I had.


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Aug 04, 2008 09:55 |  #23

20 years ago I shot for a wedding studio and it was in the contract they feed the photographers. I don't think I've ever been to a wedding where the togs didn't eat, we fed them at our wedding too. I mainly shoot sports now and shoot a lot of MiLB games, I haven't been to one yet where they didn't feed the media.


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Aug 04, 2008 10:25 |  #24

I'm shooting a wedding in 2 weeks. The 'Rules for the photographer' sheet I was given from the chapel clearly states 'No outside food or drink to be brought in', so I fully expect to be fed a small meal during the reception since I cant bring in my own. the last wedding I did, I did not eat and felt like crap at the end of the evening.




  
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Aug 04, 2008 10:26 |  #25

the food is the best part of the gig


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Aug 04, 2008 16:33 |  #26

Thanks for all of the feedback.


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Aug 04, 2008 16:35 |  #27

Since I work cheap (or free) I do require a meal if I am there. No one has ever hesitated to feed me :)


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Aug 04, 2008 16:45 |  #28

Meals are in my contract. The last wedding I did, the food was so good, I was sorry I had to "chew it now, taste it later!" :-)




  
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Aug 04, 2008 22:21 |  #29

I get fed when I work. I wouldn't be upset if my client didn't. I would just leave and find some food.
Nobody wants a picture of themselves eating. :)


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Aug 05, 2008 11:17 |  #30

the last one I had 2nd shooting, the bride and groom had a place card for myself and the main shooter, we had a table and everything. that was probably the nicest gesture I've seen from a B&G.

I brought the place card home with me and it's sitting on top of my display.


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